Start With A Sketch is an exhibition designed and developed by the Geneva History Center highlighting the rich culture of illustration through the talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to the Geneva community. This exhibition showcases original artwork from our archival collection and includes a large collaboration with artists (and their families) past and present. It will feature well-known artists such as Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip. Other local artists include George Borg, John Jarvis, Charley Krebs, Evans and Rebecca Krehbiel, Tom Lichtenheld, Al Ochsner, and Robert Spong.
Hands-on features include: Inspiration Station, Touch-Screen Interactive, Up & Coming Cartoonists Sketch area, and a Cartoon Caption contest each month. (Winners will receive Geneva Chamber Gift Certificate and one-year GHC Membership and have their caption featured in our Third Street window.)
Admission $2/each, free for GHC Members and children 5 & under. (Includes admission to "Greetings from Geneva")
This exhibition is sponsored by the Fabyan Foundation, Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, Miscella Real Estate, the Kane County Chronicle and McDonald's of Geneva/John Lardas, Jr.
Greetings from Geneva: A Trip Through History
Explore the history of Geneva from its small beginnings in 1835 to its growth as a developing community. Travel back in time with fascinating artifacts and personal stories to discover how the river, railroad, industry and tourism have helped create this picture postcard community.